Letters to the Editor

October 6, 2019

Dear Editor, I just watched our Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill talk on 60 minutes, backing up her stance on Impeachment of our President. Does she realize she represents all of her constituents?  Many of us who admire President Trump a great deal. She seems not to be the moderate she ...

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Dear Editor, I just watched our Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill talk on 60 minutes, backing up her stance on Impeachment of our President. Does she realize she represents all of her constituents?  Many of us who admire President Trump a great deal. She seems not to be the moderate she ...

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Dear Editor,      As the President of the South Plainfield Public Library Board of Trustees I want to personally thank the President of The Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library, Stephanie Bonanno, for the recent and successful book sale. Stephanie worked tirelessly sorting, ...

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Say NO To NESE --- PIPELINE and COMPRESSOR STATION We have been fighting to stop the Williams-Transco Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project for over 3 years now. Williams-Transco wants to build a gas-powered gas Compressor Station—the most polluting type—in Franklin near South Brunswick ...

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I 'll say it....I'm a senior citizen and I'm not going anywhere!  And I support Jim Boyes for Town Council!  When I first met Jim and heard him speak about his vision for Westfield, I knew he was the right person to help steward our town into the future for all generations. So much of my life is ...

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To the Editor: Effective government requires collaboration and compromise, which rest on a foundation of mutual respect and good-faith commitment to honest deliberation. The debate on the plastic bag ordinance at the September 26th Chatham Township Committee meeting underscored just how far from ...

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As residents of Sparta Township, we have a choice to make. I am writing in an effort to encourage my family, friends and neighbors to join me in choosing ACADEMICS, COMMUNITY & TRANSPARENCY by electing Kurt Morris to serve, on the Sparta Township Board of Education, in the upcoming elections ...

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Do you value the free, often life-saving service volunteers provide to the community of Berkeley Heights? Have you ever had to call for an ambulance in an emergency, or know a loved one who dialed 9-1-1 in the middle of the night? If you answered “yes” then, please support a LOSAP program for the ...

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To the Editor: I am writing to urge Chatham Borough residents to vote for Irene Treloar for Chatham Borough Council on November 5. I met Irene nine years ago when we both lived in Hoboken and had maternity leave with our daughters, who were born just two days apart. I moved to Chatham because I ...

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Dear Editor: I gladly write this letter to forward my admiration and full support of Corey L. Teague for School Board Commissioner in the upcoming November 2019 election. Mr. Teague is a fighter for our children, our community, and more importantly, a fighter for those who are often underserved ...

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To the editor, The response from the Friends of Historic Flemington who are suing the Borough of Flemington over Courthouse Square, unfortunately, once again offers no compromise. I continue to offer to sit down with the FOHF because I believe there remains a workable solution that meets ...

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Dear Neighbors, Respect and tolerance were the rule of the day in Westfield politics until recently. During my 16 years on the Westfield Town Council I have never witnessed anything like today’s local political climate. In the past, elected officials and constituents could disagree in a way that ...

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To the editor, Earlier this week, I made lunch plans to meet with some potential investors interested in the Borough. We agreed to meet at Nespolo, an exciting eatery on Main Street that opened about 6 months ago. I wanted to showcase a relatively new business that had chosen to invest in ...

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To the editor, The Friends of Historic Flemington find it very troubling that Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver, Councilman Jeff Doshna and Councilwoman Caitlin Giles-McCormick coordinated with developer Jack Cust to give an unannounced 15-minute presentation during the Sept. 23 Borough Council ...

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Dear people of Westfield, My name is Oreo, and I am the cat who graced the Council meeting last week with my presence. I live across the street, next to St Paul's Episcopal Church. Thank you for letting me attend the Council meeting. I think you'll agree I was the most beautiful creature ...

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To the Editor: On November 5, Chatham Borough will elect a new Mayor and two new Council members. Mayoral candidate Thad Kobylarz and Council candidates Irene Treloar and Karen Koronkiewicz have the energy and skills to turn Chatham’s current challenges into opportunities. This Democratic slate ...

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After working very hard the last two-three years to break what was a Republican monopoly, I find myself, this year, working just as hard in preventing a Democratic monopoly. The Woodruff Administration was not “dumb” or “evil” they were just folks who, publicly at least, saw things the same ...

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Letter to the editor When I am looking for someone to represent South Plainfield in Trenton, I want someone that will work with the Borough's best interests in mind. Councilman Rob Bengivenga is that person.  Rob has fought to lower your taxes and bring jobs back to South Plainfield. Today, ...

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To the Editor, I have been fortunate to be a Hillsborough resident for the past 21 years and can’t think of a better place to call home. As a US Navy veteran, I see the care and compassion shown by our current local officials to those who have served, including dedicating the Municipal ...

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I enthusiastically endorse Kristine Morieko for Mayor and Teresa Gilbreath and Rob Dill for Borough Council of Glen Rock.  As a councilmember, I have the privilege of working with Kristine as Council President where her work is exacting and thorough. When making important decisions, Kristine ...

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Dear Neighbors, My family and I moved to Westfield 5 years ago without really knowing anyone in town, and certainly not understanding the local political scene. Shortly after moving in, I had the opportunity to meet Councilman Mark LoGrippo…not at a campaign event, town meeting or athletic ...

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I met Michelle [Torpey] when she ran for a Glen Rock Borough Council seat two years ago and she impressed me. Michelle impressed me with her kindness and unselfish spirit.  Michelle does not need a lawn statement proclaiming her convictions.  Michelle lives her life by example: she is ...

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This November there are (3) candidates vying for New Providence Borough Council.  There are however only two qualified candidates who have the experience and leadership who can receive my endorsement, and they are Councilman Rob Munoz and Michele Matsikoudis. Councilman Munoz will be seeking his ...

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Dear Editor,    As a resident of Roseland for over fifteen years, I have had the good fortune to know the Goldstein family for about ten years.  Their oldest son and my youngest son are in the same grade, now juniors at West Essex High School.    I was always grateful to learn when Neal ...

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I am supporting Sanjiv Ohri for Mayor, and Michelle Torpey and Eric Schlett for Borough Council in the November 5th election. I met Sanjiv and his family when he first considered running for the Board of Education. He is a great listener, has an impressive financial background and excellent ...

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To the Editor: I read your article entitled "Why is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Coming to Town?" and wanted to add my thoughts before tomorrow's meeting in Manahawkin.   We need strong Citizens’ Oversight Boards at every nuclear reactor that is decommissioned.  Resident Marianne ...

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Dear Editor When deciding who to vote for this year for borough council, I couldn’t think of any better candidates than Melanie Mott and Pete Smith. Melanie and Pete are running on Mayor Anesh’s team and I want to tell you why I think the Anesh team is the best choice for South ...

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Leadership and Dedication to Public Service for a Better New Providence This is the tag line of Republicans for a Better New Providence. I would argue that no one running for Borough Council embodies the qualities of Leadership and Dedication to Public Service better than John FX ...

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In response to Mr. Jeffrey Morton’s 9-27-19 letter to the editor representing the New Jersey Coalition of Responsible Pet Stores. Mr. Morton makes many claims but not one of them is backed up by records to show where he is getting his information.   STATEMENT: “Not one puppy mill across the ...

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To the Editor: Despite being away for college, I actively try to stay up-to-date on what is happening back home in Chatham. I am a township resident, constituent, and voter. That being said, I find it truly absurd that there is such persistent resistance by some members of our community to ...

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